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With the Apple Watch available now, maybe more people will be interested in wearing fancy watches again -- instead of just relying on their phones. Fancy watches once focused on telling time with extreme accuracy, but then digital watches made it really cheap to keep accurate time that was more than "good enough" for most folks. It used to be annoying to need to adjust clocks for daylight savings and power outages, but as more and more clocks are connected to the internet (except for ovens and some cheap alarm clocks), we barely need to think about how to change the time on a clock (who owns a VCR anymore?). Check out these links on accurate time keeping. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

Filed Under: accuracy, atomic clock, clocks, john harrison, leap second, pendulum clock, time, watches


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    Rekrul, 4 May 2015 @ 3:59pm

    Re: Re:

    It's not specifically a problem with leap seconds, it's just that some versions of some software didn't cope well with NTP adjustments as large as a second, because apparently someone thought it was a good idea to use a non-monotonic clock to implement kernel timers.


    Thanks. The linked article didn't make it clear that this was due to a bug. It made it sound as if it was just a shortcoming in the software that couldn't deal with the time being adjusted.

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